Well…. I can understand that Bridgier but I think the problem truly lies much deeper than that. If my child keeps running into the street I don’t ask the City to close the street, I hold the child accountable and enforce the measures already in place to correct or prevent that behavior, even if it means a butt spanking. That sends a message to the other children too and influences behavior, environment if you will. If we approach it in the anti-gun community manner and try to deprive criminals of the tools they chose we would have to make guns, knives, vehicles, baseball bats, tire irons and pressure cookers illegal, oh… and rocks since the first violent crime in history involved Cain killing Able with one.
The true issue is behavior, our society has systematically diminished the consequences for such, plea bargains, deferred prosecution, reduced sentences, early parole, whatever, even abolishing the death sentence. When a person truly intends to commit an act they will find a way, if the gun is illegal to use or inaccessible…. they don’t care they are a criminal intent on a crime, they will find a rock. The behavior has to stop, not the availability of rocks. Keep in mind someday you may also need that rock to defend yourself too.
I can’t help but think of the old days when there were public hangings, that had to have a profound impact on the viewing public and I’m sure it did. But those consequences are gone and we have an ever increasing population, there “will” be increased crime, guns don’t have anything to do with it. My take is to actually enforce the laws we have in place and don’t deprive the “law abiding populous” of a means of defense.